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Bovine tuberculosis (TB), caused by infection with Mycobacterium bovis, is a persistent problem in cattle herds in Ireland and the United Kingdom, resulting in hardship for affected farmers and substantial ongoing national exchequer expenditure. There is irrefutable scientific evidence that badgers ...

Author(s)
NíBhuachalla, D.; Corner, L. A. L.; More, S. J.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Dove Medical Press Ltd, Macclesfield, UK
Citation
Veterinary Medicine: Research and Reports, 2015, 6, pp 27-38
Abstract

Badgers are a wildlife host of Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of bovine tuberculosis (bTB), and an important contributor to the epidemiology of bTB in cattle in Ireland and Britain. Repeated culling of badgers in high prevalence cattle bTB areas has been used in the Republic of Ireland as ...

Author(s)
Byrne, A. W.; Kenny, K.; Fogarty, U.; O'Keeffe, J. J.; More, S. J.; McGrath, G.; Teeling, M.; Martin, S. W.; Dohoo, I. R.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2015, 122, 3, pp 345-354
Abstract

The principal wildlife reservoir of Mycobacterium bovis in Ireland is the European badger. Studies in the Republic of Ireland (RoI) have shown that badgers culled in association with cattle herd tuberculosis breakdowns (focal culling) have a higher prevalence of infection than the badger population ...

Author(s)
Aznar, I.; McGrath, G.; Murphy, D.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.; Frankena, K.; More, S. J.; Martin, W.; O'Keeffe, J.; Jong, M. C. M. de
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Microbiology, 2011, 151, 1/2, pp 104-111
Abstract

Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) are an important wildlife reservoir of tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) infection in Ireland and the United Kingdom. As part of national programmes to control tuberculosis in livestock, considerable effort has been devoted to studying the disease in badgers and this ...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; Murphy, D.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Comparative Pathology, 2011, 144, 1, pp 1-24
Abstract

Bovine Tuberculosis (TB) is a major problem for the agricultural industry in several countries. TB can be contracted and spread by species other than cattle and this can cause a problem for disease control. In the UK and Ireland, badgers are a recognised reservoir of infection and there has been...

Author(s)
Moustakas, A.; Evans, M. R.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag GmbH, Berlin, Germany
Citation
Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, 2015, 29, 3, pp 623-635
Abstract

Populations of Eurasian badgers (Meles meles) with tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis infection) are a significant reservoir of infection for cattle in Ireland and the United Kingdom. In this study the distribution of infection, histological lesions and gross lesions was determined in a sample of...

Author(s)
Corner, L. A. L.; O'Meara, D.; Costello, E.; Lesellier, S.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2012, 194, 2, pp 166-172
Abstract

Badgers (Meles meles) have been implicated in the transmission of Mycobacterium bovis infection to cattle in Ireland and UK. Recent studies in Ireland have shown that although the disease is endemic in badgers, the prevalence of disease is not uniform throughout the country and can vary among...

Author(s)
Furphy, C.; Costello, E.; Murphy, D.; Corner, L. A. L.; Gormley, E.
Publisher
Hindawi Publishing Corporation, New York, USA
Citation
Veterinary Medicine International, 2012, 2012, pp Article ID 742478
Abstract

The European Badger (Meles meles) has been implicated in the epidemiology of bovine tuberculosis in cattle populations in the Republic of Ireland. Badger populations have been subject to a culling regime in areas with chronic histories of bTB cattle herd breakdowns. Removal data from 2004 to 2010...

Author(s)
Byrne, A. W.; O'Keeffe, J.; Sleeman, D. P.; Davenport, J.; Martin, S. W.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
European Journal of Wildlife Research, 2013, 59, 1, pp 25-37
Abstract

An analysis of the molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium bovis in badgers was made in four selected areas of the Republic of Ireland in which an intensive badger removal programme was being carried out over a period of five years. Tissue samples from 2310 badgers were cultured. Restriction...

Author(s)
Costello, E.; Flynn, O.; Quigley, F.; O'Grady, D.; Griffin, J.; Clegg, T.; McGrath, G.
Publisher
British Veterinary Association, London, UK
Citation
Veterinary Record, 2006, 159, 19, pp 619-623
Abstract

Bovine tuberculosis (TB) is primarily a disease of cattle. In both Ireland and the UK, badgers (Meles meles) are an important wildlife reservoir of infection. This paper examined the hypothesis that TB is spatially correlated in cattle herds, established the range of correlation and the effect, if...

Author(s)
Kelly, G. E.; More, S. J.
Publisher
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK
Citation
Epidemiology and Infection, 2011, 139, 8, pp 1220-1229

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